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saw the special animation . >> steve: haven't heard about this. >> gretchen: hurricane sandy sequel dumping snow, wind and ice on people who have no power, heat or water. but help is not on the way. fema is closed due to weather. are you kidding me? >> steve: a big win for president obama leading to a drop if your 401 k. wall street gets hit hard . the investors fear it is the worst to come. so far it is a cheering show. >> brian: let's see what i got. the president promising bipartisanship . harry reid has his dancing shows on. we'll explain. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: were they ballet shoes or tap shoes. >> steve: a line dancer. >> brian: boxers can slug and dance. he said i can do both. he prefers to dance. >> steve: we'll tell you about harry reid who is ready to do fighting or dancing . and first it was sandy and now it is snowing. >> brian: i would like to know a storm without a name. >> gretchen: it is call would snow . mother nature playing a cruel trick on people without power. new york, new jersey, with rain, sleet and snow.
, skipping out because of scheduling conflicts. will we get any answers. >> two weeks since superstorm sandy and home owners are going after the power company themselves. how might that turn out? >> and the so-called fat tax, not holding much weight. the law that was supposed to save people has an unexpected side effect, it kills business. "fox & friends" on 11-11-12 starts right now. ♪ >> good morning, everyone, it's veterans day and we honor everyone for their service today. all of our hard working men and women in the military. so we will be talking about them. >> yes. >> and it used to be called what? >> armiist day. >> one man wished we weren't talking about his shady past. as of right now. david petraeus after resigning on friday is not set to testify at senate or house hearings on benghazi this week. he may be compelled to. he has not been asked to by other, the house or the senate committees. one would hope he would be compelled to testify. >> alisyn: correct me if i'm wrong, but i think he was going to testify. >> dave: set to. >> alisyn: on thursday and instead he extended the a
it inappropriately. they're going to blame sandy, chris christie paul ryan. they're going to blame voters for being dumb and voting against their interests. i think and i've said this president obama because mitt romney was the w candidate at the wrong time. i think he would have won in 2008. he needed a time machine. a bad year to be the guy running against universal health care when you crafted a similar piece of legislation in massachusetts. running on a message of business and success and capitalism when that's demonized in the class war. it was just the wrong fit for this year. >> steve? >> yeah. you know guys i mean, this was obviously a momentous win for obama and the democrats and a lot to dissect in terms of demographics and where politics in this country go from here and something to be said for the idea that obama in the campaign was in lot of people appreciated. political scientists who sort of step away from the day-to-day campaigning and look at the structural factors said obama's is50% for basically this entire year. unemployment rate was high but it was slowly c
winds to the northeast as the region still tries to recover from sandy. a live report from the weather channel. >>> u.s. equity futures are flat at this hour after a big selloff yesterday. a couple individual stock stories that we're watching. apple is in a bear market, down more than 20% from its all time high on september 21st, the day the latest iphone went on sale. apple still enjoys the world's largest market cap. i think maybe yesterday michelle was doing fast money or halftime report or whatever it was and he was talking about you start -- you start shrinking things to make new product or you put out a different color of the ipad. the true innovator already died. every place he went, people were long apple and they already overloved it, so he shorted it at much higher levels. and so far so good. >> got to get that analyst back. >> google was supposed to get there. never made it either. but kind of ugly. >> google probably has a better chance than apple. >> when it had $150 billion market gap, i said it's a gadget company, it can't possibly. so i -- i recuse myself. anyway, qualc
for first time unemployment claims. labor department warns the figures were distorted by superstorm sandy. applications declining in one state because the unemployment office lost power during the storm. sandy pushing up applications in other states because those temporarily out of work sought benefits. martha: you may see some people getting jobs as rebuilding begins on the northeast. here is little perspective on the number since december 2007. here is the chart we look at. weekly jobless claims stayed above 300,000. they spiked back in 2009. we're a long way from that number. economists say weekly claims must consistently fall below 375,000. that is shown by yellow line. we've been bumping along it for a long time. to indicate the job market is truly strong enough to move the economy in the right direction to change the overall unemployment number. lately weekly jobless claims have dipped below the line, averaging 372,000 a week this year. this is the fourth time the claims have been under 360 in the past 4 1/2 years. overall, 5 million americans are collected unemployment benefits. th
. number one, there was a set of boaters who have yet to make a decision. sandy was not at driver of boats. number two it could say you dominated. you had a hard time munching some that may be one tactical concern. government noffer cristy was ging -- governor cristy, with any president who wouldn't have done the same thing, ought not hold office. your people are hurting. you need help and that's what we do as a country. it said something about our split cam situation that's a democratic president and figuring out how to work together is news. it's a remarkable thing. [applause] i think there's a lot of -- but it's alva liquid question. but you did see some in the republican party and in the romney campaign say it was because of sandy. or it's because now we've given gifts to everybody. it's because the ush ban areas turned out. no, that's not why we won. we won because the middle-class believed the president's economic message would be better for them than governor romney's message. we did a lot of things in in campaign well. used technology. we had amazing volunteers. i know a lot of you
of new yorkersn the dark after hurricane sandy. what does the long island power authority tell those people. they say go to the website. the debacle just gets bigger and bigger and brian kilmeade could talk about that but instead will talk about meat. >> brian: one of our nation's largest city declaring meatless monday. put down the burger. "fox and friends" starts now. >> steve: hi, folks, live from studio e. it is "fox and friends" on the day we observe veterans day. and a lot of offices are closed to salute the day. >> brian: there is not many stories that could knock the president's reelection out of the headlines. >> gretchen: are you assuming it would not be told after the election. there are many allegations regarding david petraeus. as you heard he resigned on friday after having an affair with paula broadwell who was his bigrapper. she had gone to west point and harvard and valedictorian of her class. she met him upon at harvard and that's when the relationship started. >> brian: she has a book tour. and very impressive and extremely bright and knows the military and unbelie
saturday, part of the country that really needs it. the region hit hard by super storm sandy. we will have a live report. >> gregg: and saying goodbye to a television icon. we look back at a man america loved as good guy and hero for six decades, from "i dream of jeanie" to the reboot of "dallas". we remember larry hagman. >> heather: but first, a fox news alert on our top story, thousands of protesters taking to the streets of egypt. rallying against a sweeping power grab by president morsi, this is a live look at tahrir square and the judges are being called on to walk off the job. the protest against the egyptian president. steve harrigan is streaming live from cairo, egypt. so, steve, how serious a challenge are the judges to morsi and his decree? >> heather, i think this move by the chief justices here in cairo and other judges across o challenge to president morsi, basically they're saying they will not go back to work, no prosecution is going on across much of the country until those decrees issued by the president, giving him power that can't be challenged by the courts, are overtu
making bets in those markets now? >> you know, it is funny because if you look at hurricane sandy and what it's done, i think short-term heating oil, reformulated gasoline, probably a bit of bearish component to some of the issues in terms of getting gasoline to new york city and other areas has really reconciled itself. if you want to take a look at crude in general, the energy space in general, net, net, there will be some problems the next 4 to 6 weeks. i tend to be bearish the s&p right now. cheryl: it's going to be a very interesting trading week. gentlemen, thanks to all of you. appreciate it. thanks for joining us on this veteran's day. >>> my next guest is helping his clients balance portfolios in what he says is a very uncertain time. personal wealth advisors chairman is now here in a fox business exclusive. volatility, tim, it is all about volatility. you say get ready for the ride. >> i do. for a number of reasons, first we're now about to go through hopefully budget and deficit and fiscal cliff discussion which means anticipating how that might go knowing the tax rates
in this election, certainly the convention in tampa and then sandy. it's easy to measure the impact but among the voters that decided last night and in the last seven days barack obama actually won a majority which is a huge surprise to political scientists around the country who will tell you when you have an incumbent challenger the challenger picks up the majority of the last voters and the so-called undecided voters. in this case they broke for the incumbent and sandy probably had something to do with that. so i think it is a matter of policy. it's a matter of outreach that includes people speaking for the republican party and a matter of tone making people feel that this is not just an inclusive party, these policies are inclusive and the way to create more jobs and never can be for everybody is to have the policies that were enunciated in the plan that met on the lead out and we were not successful getting it to that level. >> do you think the comments by the senatorial candidates todd akin and richard more mattered in the polling that use all for the republicans brought the? >> yes. ag
were canceled due to sandy. as a result, analysts projecting the storm could knock upwards of $200 million off of airlines bottom lines and that could mean a further dip for the global airline industry as profits are already expected to be down more than 50% year over year. that's according to the international air transport association. for more on business travel new, head to to roadwarrior.cnbc.com. . up. a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again. who have used androgel 1%, there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you could use less gel. and with androgel 1.
problems along the east coast after sandy. there are a lot of issues along the supply chain that really need to be corrected perhaps before we get to these projections, even if we're able to produce as much oil as the international energy agency is saying, will we have the infrastructure to support it at that time before 2020? >> you're mentioning an important point here. infrastructure is needed. with our experience when you start to produce infrastructure will follow, so it's either we are investing as oil companies or we're asking oil companies to invest in the mid stream and to the downstream which is pipelines and terminals, refineries et cetera. i think these will come. clearly the company needs more infrastructure, like light oil or oil shale gas is not in the normal centers like we used to have at the gulf coast, et cetera, so therefore investments in pipelines, gas facilities and therefore also refineries will be very important but normally when the natural resources are there, the investments are coming. let me also be clear, we need an energy policy which actually sets the ri
rating, now 67%. up 19 points from september. and a lot thanks to sandy and probably the "snl" this weekend. >> he did a good job on "saturday night live" but corey booker may run against him and beat him. who knows? >> i think chris christie is well positioned. marco rubio is well positioned candidate. i don't know that that's going to help them. you mentioned or someone mentioned a lot of women and minorities in their list of 2016 candidates but, you know, they had a woman and minority in the candidates and still chose mitt romney. i think they have an issue to get over with in terms of picking the right candidate. >> with finances, the right was pretty happy with the fact that paul ryan was chosen on the ticket considered to be a budget hawk on the hill. does he have a prospect, a brighter future because of the practice that he got out of going through this election and the lessons learned, possibly utilize that going forward? >> this conversation reminds me of the stephen colbert skit of a committee to explore the question of whether or not they should create a committee.
. >> trash trucks reach town of oceanside on new york long island. for the first time since sandy hit 11 days ago. residents are still in the dark. >> we got no response from anyone. tan sation people. we got no direction. >> hundreds of hows are without power, heat or when they will get back online. one long island utility company said it was running out of supplies, outraged the new york governor. >> look at what he does it comes down to wire and poles. and crews and trucks. these are the things you want to have. how can you run out of poles? >> in new york city, gas rationing began today. cars with the even number plate film on even number days. odd number plate fill up on odd number days. ease long line and short tempers. >> that make sense. it would have useed up. you wouldn't have had the long lines. >> housing is a growing concern. fema trying to provide shelter for 95% people. you wake up and you're okay then in a second it hits you that this happened and you don't have a place of your own anymore. it's de stating. you always think it won't be you. then it is. >> one thing there seems
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sandy, and so many workers cut from full time, part time, paa john, red lobster, and walmart, and target, and kmart, they have barely enough for gas, and groceries. neil: they don't buy? >> they will buy a lot less, hitting this quarter, and moving at a faster pace. neil: would stores benefit? would they shoppers go to those stores. >> they will go to walmart, and to lowe's, and i think it will be macy's year. because everything is in macy's. home furnishing and accessories, it may not be the luxury year. it is my niche, it may not are jewelry, but maybe heaters, and cars, they are getting though insurance checks, they are buying cars inortheast that creates jobs. right? so we have -- >> and you are not buying it? you think just a chill because of the timing? >> the timing, we've de a two and a half year duty for a federal jge in new orleans on effects of rita and katrina those checks come out very late. prespend, but, as you start segment people arebuying a lot of generat generators, it will d year for macy's and home if youisfurnishing, bu retail wille ugh. neil: would women say, honey
you snow, rain, and what could be 60-mile per hour winds, one week after sandy. we get another mother nature dandy, all this descending on an already beleaguered big apple. that really can't dig out of the co for a storm, some say will add up to $50 billion across the east coast. on a day money was hard to find. better than 312 point tumble in dow jones. today, fox news chief meteorologist, rick, you told me this was coming, i said come on. >> this i the same area that got hit by sandy last week, wire about 9 days out. we still have people without power, now a cold, snowy wet day, adding insult to injury, snow from new york city to central jersey, now across parts of connecticut, i think it will weaken about 4 hours or so of snow across nrthern parts of jersey, the timeline, moving forward to about:00 a.m., we see is begin to bind wind down or begun for much of jersey. the wind will ease quickly, a lot of people who are flying tomorrow, may be able to flying and the relief efforts will be able to continue torrow, those people who have been without power for so long will not have as mu
. fedex office. >>> welcome back to "squawk box." in the face of destruction from superstorm sandy, how is charitable giving standing up this year? join success gail mcgovern, president and ceo of the american red cross and gail, thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you, becky, for having me on the show. >> we've been watching what's happened with superstorm sandy. we know the red cross has been one of the organizations that has risen to the forefront of this movement to try and help people. what happened in terms of charitable giving for superstarm sandy? >> my heart goes out to the people affected by superstorm sandy. i have talked to so many people who have lost everything including loved ones and it's just heartbreaking and i also want to thank our generous donors. they've stepped up and we're doing everything possible to put their hard earned dollars to work. this has been a massive operati operation. we've served 7.3 million meals and snacks in four weeks. in terms of how it will impact giving we recently did a survey and what we learned is that three out of four people
3. >> update on the response to hurricane sandy. >> afternoon, everybody. i will be brief because i figure you got more questions. some of the highlights from the last couple of days. as of this morning, around 6:00 a.m., and we will have numbers later this afternoon be looked at you, but 317,000 folks have registered in the three states for individual assistance. and a total of -- is three had a 20 million for the three states. the yesterday northeaster had impacts appeared in many cases precautionary measures were taken to shut down operations. there was concern about that, but it was based on the forecast the day before when decisions were made, said those were done in coordination with state and local officials. power outages increased slightly. power outages due to the nor'easter did increase the number of customers without power, and as of this morning, about 42,000 people in addition to those who have lost power from sandy are reported out. that number is down from the original impacts of the northeastern, but we continue to cede power restoration. the numbers improved. with
hard by superstorm sandy are struggling to open their doors for black friday. one brooklyn toys r us, get this, actually operating out of a big tent. many folks, though, not just bargain hunting for gifts, they're also stocking up on essentials. and rick leventhal is live in brooklyn. what's it like there at that location? >> reporter: you know, gregg, we've seen the craziness on black friday in so many stores and so many places. not here in brooklyn, not today on this black friday. in large part because, as you mentioned, this toys r us flooded -- that's the tent they built out front. the store behind it normally holds 1100 people. they can only fit about 200 inside that tent. you see the babies r us, the kohls next door also shut down. the flood ruined everything, so wednesday they opened this tent. we can show you that they did bring in new toys, they have lined the shelves in this much smaller space, and people were lined up to get inside overnight, but today it's pretty quiet. no lines to speak of at all. and the store is just hoping to make back some of what it's been losing ov
. across the northeast residents want to protect thems following superstorm sandy. >> since the election you have had the perfect storm. you had hurricane sandy. you had re-election of barack obama. you have people realizing not only is it their second amendment right but they may be in a situation where they need a firearm to protect themselves. they're coming to the realization. it is just caused up tick and a spike. last friday on black friday it was through the roof. >> reporter: according to gallup 43% of women surveyed last year report owning a gun which is a new high. the nra is reporting that over the last four or five years there has been exponential increase in women participating in safety programs and licensing programs and hunting programs. women feel safer knowing how to use guns. i can tell you some of the gun shop manufacturers are starting to market more toward women. you see the pink series what i'm wearing here and the long rifles and some are for breast cancer awareness. jon, back to you. jon: anna koiman live at a gun range in new jersey. interesting. anna, thank you
york and new jersey need at least $71.3 billion to recover from the devastation of super storm sandy and prevent similar damage from future storms. this is according to the state's latest estimates. that total of course could grow. steve liesman has been crunching the newspaperup i numbers and hn the next hour. this is to try to build up some sort of protection, some massive floodwalls. governor cuomo was saying this would be like $9.1 billion to start building. >> questions about the future of the sec following mary shapiro's exit. elyse walter could run the agent until december 2013 when she would have to be renominated and reapproved by the senate. among the issues, and ongoing battle over regulating the $2.5 trillion money market fund industry, some 63 unfinished rule making requirements that are all part of dodd-frank and continuing fears of course about market stability and high frequency trading. p. >> money markets used to be covered by the fdic when the crisis first came on. >> and also worth pointing out, there was one failure of mary sha piro's time in office, shall was th
sales today, not great. maybe sandy affected even though the government said it wasn't. the economy's okay. it may be more of a 2% plus economy in the fourth quarter than is being given credit on the street. it's not gang busters. the question has been for a long time -- by the way, there's some headlines from the beige book. you can see it really did affect the northeast, new york, and new jersey especially. so we'll see some of that in the data in the months ahead. we'll be seeing some rebuilding going on. you know, i would not make a call here on the economy, scott, to say go ahead and invest in the economy. after the fiscal cliff everything is fine. i think there's a reason for cautious optimism, but i don't think there's a reason to think it's going to go gang busters. >> we saw harry reid speak yesterday. the market moves when we see different comments out of washington. we saw it again today on this perception that was actually positive commentary. our bar has gotten pretty low. we see stocks move around a lot. what about interest rates? are they responding as much? >> well,
number that was interesting to me. hurricane sandy, fully 42% of those responding to this first round in the exit polling said it was important, it was a reason, one of the reasons for their vote. that's more than one might have thought hurricane sandy didn't effect 42% of the country. those people are going by and large for obama pretty big. the question then arises, okay, well how many people were for him anyway? we don't know. it's sort of interesting. what it tells us, we can't tell. exit polls can only tell you so much. it's interesting. >> megyn: we have been talking about how these exit polls are not necessarily to be trusted entirely. it would be helpful if we explain that a little bit. brit, you were on the air back in 2004 when we got information in and back then they were saying that john kerry was way ahead, he was way ahead. >> brit: he was winning virginia and all these places. people are, we had the meeting with our decision team which i can thought then and think now is the best in the business. they were looking over the exit poll data and our pollster then said the u
shopping season. superstorm sandy knocking the wind out of consumers up and down the east coast. joining us to talk about the retail sector is davidberman, founder of hedge fund derden capital. thank you for coming in today. it is great to have you here. we looked at the retail numbers yesterday. and a lot of companies were saying it was just superstorm sandy. it shut down the stores in some cases or kept consumers at bay. how do you think we will fare to the holidays? >> yesterday was big day for retail. those that roar yesterday, genuinely speaking had poor numbers. we knew it was the hurricane. we knew it would be weak. you know. it was supposed to be adjusted in the expectations. numbers came in way below expectations. some of the stocks got hammered, macy's, kohl's. we are trying to make sense of what that means. we when you go through each retailer in the numbers, really the first half -- businesses really slowed. first two weeks. anything we think of, not the hurricane itself. must have been the concern, you know, about the hurricane and people watching tv. people focused on that. al
, residents wanting to protect themselves following superstorm sandy. >> since the election you've had the perfect storm. you've had hurricane sandy, you've had the re-election of barack obama, and you have people realizing that not only is it their second amendment right, but they may be in a situation where they need a firearm to protect themselves. and they're coming to that realization, and it's just caused an uptick and a spike, and last friday, you know, on black friday it was through the roof. >> reporter: according to gallup, 43% of women surveyed last year reported owning a gun which is a new high. the nra reports that over the last four o or five years there's been an exponential increase in women participating in safety classes, licensing programs and women-only hunting programs. some women feel safer just knowing how to use guns. >> i felt like if we were going to have guns in the home, that i should know how the handle them, know if it's loaded, you know? i mean, there's going to be guns in the house, i can't have something that i'm afraid of and don't know what to -- you
thinks also about the recovery from hurricane sandy, an element in all of this to some extent. bill: also, how is the house speaker doing these days? john boehner, i met with him as he barn storms across ohio, the final weekend, last minute get-out-the-vote effort for governor romney. what he predicts for the house, what he predicts for his home state. >> mitt is the guy who understands how to create jobs. he also understands what big government can do to stifle job creation in our country. he is the perfect man at the perfect time to get america back to work. >> perfect man? >> perfect man. no question. [ male announcer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medic
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cross buttons. >> yes. >> in honor of those affected by superstorm sandy. >> correct. >> the parade brings back hope? >> i hope so. it's a day for celebration, family and to be thankful for what we have. >> what are you thankful for? >> my family, great country i live in, being a clown in a parade. >> did you goat pick all of the makeup? do you like wearing the makeup? >> i love wearing the makeup. it's the only time i wear makeup all year long. >> sure about that? >> pretty sure about that. >> the good news is we're are going to have beautiful weather for the parade. temperatures in the 50s. we have sun shining. 16 giant character balloons, 28 float, 900 more of the things behind me which would be clowns, 11 marching bands, 1600 cheerleaders and dancers and 50 million spectators on tv and 3 million here on the streets of new york. >> steph, you're being modest because aren't you and your cohort in crime there al roker from "wake up with al" on a parade float yourself? >> no. i'm not going to be on a parade float. al, are you kicking off the parade? right? are you on a float? >> no.
. as expected, initial unemployment claims surged after hurricane sandy devastated parts of the northeast. but today's numbers, from the department of labor, show the second straight week of decline. evidence of steady improvement in the labor market. the good news keeps on coming. the commerce department reports economic growth of the third quarter was actually better than first reported. the initial estimate had a gdp growth of just 2%. this morning the commerce department revised its estimates to show growth of 2.7%. that's the best gdp figure since the end of 2011 and the second best of the last three years. so things are looking up. president obama has an improving economy on his hands in spite of all the do-nothing congress that's going on in washington. anyone who still thinks that the term "do-nothing congress" is just a little too harsh, take a look at this. 906 bills were r passed from january 1947 through december of 1948. by the body that president harry truman listed and labeled as the do-nothing congress. the current congress with one month to go has passed 196 bills. by far
. mayor cuomo opened new york because of sandy to vote anywhere. we didn't have to go home during the day to vote at the polling place. we went to one near work together and it was five minutes. it got us thinking about ways to make voting easier, because our experience was not going to be mirrored around the country for sure. you know, you think about early voting and absentee voting and mailing in your votes. everyone is online. why can't we figure that out? i'm open to all the ideas, but it reminded me of a conversation i recently had with john fund who wrote about these ideas. i wanted to bring some of these items up, because maybe people haven't thought about why we're supposed to all vote on one day at the same time at a specific location. you can make up your own minds, but one reason is voting is sort of a sense of community, it's a communal experience. i kind of like that. two, absentee and early voting apparently doesn't actually increase turnout. if you're a motivated voter you find a way to vote. absentee and early voting favors the biggest bank roll candidate. if you have to
it's too late. jon: one month after super storm sandy hit the east coast one of the hardest hit areas the jersey shore community of point pleasant beach. as you can see destruction there is massive. our rick leventhal rhode out the storm there and filed some heart-breaking reports in the aftermath. >> we have just now in the last hour seen a front end loader come down ocean avenue and clear a path. they are trying to make room for emergency vehicles to be able to get from the bridge into town and down this road. jon: well, rick leventhal is back in point pleasant beach today, he has the latest on recovery efforts still ongoing there, rick. >> reporter: it's pretty remarkable just how far this town still has to go. you can see the boardwalk behind me that was torn up four weeks ago today, still torn up on the southern end of point pleasant beach, as are many of the businesses. this ocean-front hotel and restaurant at the white sands is shredded. they have not even begun to repair it. they are going through the ground floors of this hotel to try and rip out all the rotten drywall and wa
saw what we did what hurricane sandy. we can do this with the hurricane in the fiscal cliff coming if only we can get it up to a vote in the house. that may not happen and it may be that they cannot reach a deal on this plan because there is no procedural way to get a vote that would guarantee a few months down the road that you would actually need those targets. frankly finding a tax reform plan that raises a trillion dollars in revenue is far trickier than the 1986 tax reform that cut rates, broaden the base and eliminate the deduction but was revenue neutral, i was tough enough. but if they can manage to find that we may see that dynamic emerge let me make two other quick points. he was a loser and a winner on tuesday night. a winner because he won his house seat, a loser for the obvious reason but also for a couple of additional ones. it's kind of embarrassing when you are put on the ticket and you can't carry your own state. but also his percentage in his district went down significantly. at the same time, there was no question that paul ryan, who was a national figure but far
into a deal and governors hit hard by superstorm sandy or wanting more if federal aid to come to them through a potential deal. whatever agreement it made to avoid the fiscal cliff, it's going to be worth a lot of money and now is the time that groups are stepping up to see if they can get in on some of that. >> all right, everyone wants a little piece of the action and everyone wants fiscal restraint and they all wan their own-- >> hey, if you cut the other programs, the ones that don't involve me, that's better. >> what's the deal that gets done? do the middle class obviously gets extended, bush tax cuts. 250 and under. what gets done above that? >> well, remember joe biden telegraphed the idea na he likes the 1 million mark and president obama had 200-- >> 250,000 as everyone and we were talking to small business owners on the show saying that $250,000 that's the small business owners not the rich at 250,000, employing a number of employees so we'll see. >> alisyn: more on that later. yoeigh in and we have a lot to tell you about overseas, the muslim brotherhood calling for massive protest
about 60 points. jobless claims were back under 400,000. but we still don't know the impact of sandy. let's face it, you guys have been talking about it all day. it seems that john boehner smiles and people buy a million shares of ibm right now. yesterday we were down about 100 points before boehner came out and spoke. i know on "morning joe" you talked about maybe he's a little less optimistic. mabel the phone conversation with obama was a little more terse. we went from being down 100 to up 100. we haven't had that kind of swing in over a year. we are laser focused on d.c. and those negotiations as usual. >> brian brings up 2.7 number, steve rattner. i guess you look at the numbers and you compare them to where we were at points in the '80s, the '90s, even 2004, 2005. it may not look good. compare that number to the rest of the world, suddenly the u.s. economy is looking pretty damn good by comparison to other countries. >> it actually feels like the economy is gathering steam. these kind of revisions help you feel that way. sandy is an aberration in the unemployment numbers as bri
it to try to change the momentum away from hurricane sandy is the way to generate excitement. the race is tightening. it did not deploy bill clinton if you thought you have [inaudible] >> we use the ap for official calls in states. we will get the updates for other networks. nbc is calling the massachusetts senate race for elisabeth warren -- elizabeth warren. that makes some math for republicans winning back the senate almost impossible. it will put a prominent liberal in the senate and take out a republican. one of the few moderate republicans left in the senate. that person will be ousted and join olympia snowe left because she was sick of the politics of washington. one of the things you need to keep in mind is you want to wins in these races. you will end up with a much more polarized senate. elizabeth warren -- is almost instantly a national figure. talk about the importance of this race. >> in terms of the moderates and the senate, what is going to happen in this election is you'll get totally elected in indiana, and you have a lot of friends for people like joe manchin. even th
of his constituents who were under siege from hurricane sandy. he has his priorities in order. he knows his policy. he loves his american people. he is very patriotic. he is very good at politics. >> thank you very much. thank you to leader pelosi for her tenacity and her unprecedented work ethic. to my new colleagues -- welcome. the leader told me that it would be a labor when. i have enjoyed every day of this job. it says something about our unexpected pickups that you had to use your wide angle lenses to capture the incredible wealth of talent and diversity we have. with the new members, the tea party starts to roll back and problem solving can move forward. that is what this election was about. these leaders wake up every morning not thinking about left or right. they wake up thinking about how to move their communities forward, the country forward, how to solve problems. are may years to have had to balance budgets and the potholes'. they are veterans. they are small business people. they are doctors. the message that voters sent due out this country is that they want problem solve
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include doubling down on green technology and particularly solar. as we know from superstore and sandy, people out of power for weeks and weeks and it seems to me that is the way to help deal with what is likely to be from what scientists are telling us, an increase in the kind of variety and ferocity of storms that will damage our communities on the eastern seaboard in particular for years and years. so we're talking about enormous urban communities that are going to be crippled by whether they would need to be prepared to deal with that. >> mr. packer, did you want to jump in on that? >> to both increase minorities in teaching, we have to lift up the teaching profession. we have to make teachings of the people value and want to go into them right now there's a lot of criticism and unions and low morale among the teaching profession. i think we really need to do more to encourage young people and people of color in inner-city peace to go in teaching. teach for america -- i have nothing against teach for america, but it's not a long-term solution. we need to get people to serving their
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